The Huntington Backpack Index estimates, on average, back-to-school costs will increase 6% in 2012. The annual survey of the cost of school supplies and for common extracurricular activities found:
- Elementary school student — $548
- Middle school student — $724
- High school student — $1,117
With $500 plus worth of supplies, how do they carry it all? The trusty backpack!
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